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Arts calendar published Nov. 30, 2022

Community and high school art events will be printed each Wednesday in this calendar up to two weeks in advance. The deadline is noon Friday. Items may be emailed to news@wctrib.com with “arts calendar item” in the subject line.

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‘Miracle on 34th Street’

Willmar, Dec. 1-3, 8-10, 7 p.m., Dec. 3-4, 10-11, 2 p.m.; Barn Theatre; The Barn Theatre presents “Miracle on 34th Street”; adults $25, ages 18 and younger $15; 320-235-9500, online at www.thebarntheatre.com or at the box office 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Friday. Season tickets available.

Dennis and the D’s

Dawson, Dec. 3, 7 p.m., Memorial Auditorium; the Dawson-Boyd Arts Association presents “Dennis and the D’s”; adults $20, students $5, call 320-312-2311 or purchase tickets at the door.

Willmar High School

Willmar, Dec. 5, 6 p.m., Brau Performing Arts Center, Willmar High School music department presents the holiday band concert.

Willmar High School

Willmar, Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m., Brau Performing Arts Center; Willmar High School music department presents the holiday orchestra concert.

West Central Singers

New London, Dec. 10, 7 p.m., Peace Lutheran Church; the West Central Singers present “In Winter’s Time,” songs of the season and sing-a-longs; tickets $10 adults, children and student free, available at the door.

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Nancy Harms

Clara City, Dec. 10, 7 p.m., MACCRAY Performing Arts Auditorium; Nancy Harms will present a concert to open the new performing arts auditorium; tickets $20.

West Central Singers

Willmar, Dec. 11, 4 p.m., Calvary Lutheran Church; the West Central Singers present “In Winter’s Time,” songs of the season and sing-a-longs; tickets $10 adults, children and student free, available at the door.

Willmar High School

Willmar, Dec. 12, 6 and 7:30 p.m., Brau Performing Arts Center; Willmar High School music department presents two identical holiday choir concerts.

Litchfield Area Male Chorus

Litchfield, Dec. 15, 7 p.m., Litchfield Christian Church; Litchfield Area Male Chorus presents its winter concert, "Let All Men Sing;" freewill donation.

Square Dancing

Willmar, Dec. 17, 7 to 9:30 p.m., Community Center; Jolly Twirlers square dance, everyone welcome; adults $7, students $5.

West Central Connection Chorus

Willmar, Dec. 18, 3 p.m., Assembly of God Church; The West Central Connection Chorus presents “A Spectacular Christmas.” The concert of traditional Christmas songs performed in the a cappella barbershop style will also feature the Broberg Family, Green Lake Bluegrass Band and “2701” Willmar High School choir. A freewill offering will benefit the Kandiyohi County Food Shelf.

Nutcracker Ballet

Benson, Dec. 18, 4 p.m., Performing Arts Center; the Benson Arts Council presents “The Nutcracker Ballet” by the Continental Ballet Company. Adults $20, students $10 in advance, $25 and $15 at the door, available online at vancoevents.com/us/eventlist/bensonpublicschools .

Addresses

Assembly of God Church, 3821 Abbott Dr. S.E., Willmar

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Barn Theatre, 321 Fourth St. S.W., Willmar

Benson High School, 1400 Montana Ave, Benson

Bird Island Cultural Centre, 640 Dogwood Ave., Bird Island

Calvary Lutheran Church, 302 Olena Ave. S.E., Willmar

K.K. Berge Building, 807 Prentice St., Granite Falls

Litchfield Christian Church, 312 Marshall Ave. N., Litchfield

Litchfield Opera House, 136 Marshall Ave. N., Litchfield

Memorial Auditorium, 601 Ninth St., Dawson

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New London-Spicer High School, Corner of Highway 9 and County Road 40, New London

Peace Lutheran Church, 100 SW 4th Avenue, New London

Southwest Minnesota Arts Council gallery, 509 West Main Street, Marshall

WEAC, Willmar Education and Arts Center, 611 Fifth St. S.W., Willmar

Willmar Area Arts Council, 321 Fourth St. S.W., Willmar

Willmar Community Center, 624 Highway 71 N.E., Willmar

Willmar High School, corner of Civic Center Dr. and County Road 9, Willmar

Donna Middleton started working at the West Central Tribune in 1975 and has been the news assistant since 1992. She compiles the arts, health, farm and community page calendars, as well as rewrites and works on the special sections.
She can be contacted at dmiddleton@wctrib.com or phone 320-214-4341.
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